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fighter aircraft

Definitions of fighter aircraft
  1. noun
    a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
    synonyms: attack aircraft, fighter
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    types:
    interceptor
    a fast maneuverable fighter plane designed to intercept enemy aircraft
    kamikaze
    a fighter plane used for suicide missions by Japanese pilots in World War II
    stealth fighter
    a fighter that is difficult to detect by radar; is built for precise targeting and uses laser-guided bombs
    type of:
    aeroplane, airplane, plane
    an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
    military plane, warplane
    an aircraft designed and used for combat
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